Ex head of Boston’s police union already charged with raping a young relative now faces an additional 16 new charges and accusations that he sexually assaulted and abused four more children, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Patrick Rose, a former Boston police officer and president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was arrested on child sex charges earlier this month. Those charges stemmed from allegations he sexually assaulted a young relative starting when she was 7.
According to Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office, Rose was arraigned Tuesday on the 16 new charges. There are 11 counts of child rape and five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
Prosecutors now say Rose sexually assaulted five children. Of the new victims, one was allegedly abused within the last two years, while Rose allegedly abused the other three in the 1990s.
In a statement, Rollins called Rose’s alleged behavior “unconscionable.”
“There is nothing more horrible and depraved than sexually abusing a child, and in this case it is made even more unfathomable that the defendant is a former member of law enforcement,” Rollins said. “He actually swore an oath to protect victims from harm, instead he was preying on and harming our most vulnerable and innocent, young children.”
This is shocking!
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